WHAT IS SCULPTRA?

Sculptra is a biocompatible and biodegradable injectable material known as poly-L-lactic acid (PLA) that naturally stimulates the skins cells to produce its own collagen.While traditional dermal fillers only address wrinkles, lines and folds; Sculptra works differently in replenishing lost volume by stimulating growth of your own collagen to treat the underlying cause of facial ageing and giving a more youthful appearance.

WHAT AREAS OF MY FACE CAN BE TREATED?

Sculptra is used in the middle to lower face and chin area. This will add volume that has been lost over time to the mid face. Putting volume back into your face softens the nose-to-mouth lines and gives a more youthful appearance to the face.Because this happens slowly, you gradually look better and more lifted.

HOW LONG DOES SCULPTRA LAST?

Sculptra stimulates growth of new collagen and results will generally last about 2 – 3 years. To maintain your results, a smaller amount of Sculptra is usually only then required to re-stimulate the collagen.

AM I SUITABLE FOR TREATMENT?

You should not use Sculptra if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. You should not be treated when you have an active skin infection or inflammation in the treatment area or if you have a history or susceptibility to keloid formation or hypertrophic scarring. Our nurse will discuss these areas in detail during your free consultation.

ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?

Side effects reported include injection site pain and itching, redness, bruising, bleeding, or swelling. Small bumps under the skin that can sometimes be noticeable when pressing on the treated area may also occur. Your medical aesthetic practitioner will give you special aftercare instructions. For optimum results it is important to massage the treatment area twice daily for eight weeks. Inform your medical aesthetic practitioner if any side effects occur.

 

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